Dexter Malware attacks POS
Dexter Malware (POS Systems Attack)
In an article titled “Dexter – Draining blood out of Point of Sales” an Israel-based security firm Seculert has identified Malware programmed to attack POS systems. The targeting of POS systems appears to help attackers extract card data from aggregation points versus targeting end-user machines or physically installing a skimmer.
Dexter has reportedly targeted systems in 40 countries over the past 2-3 months.
According to Spiderlabs, a team of ethical hackers working for security-software analysis firm Trustwave, Dexter has an unusual nature. Spiderlabs blogger Josh Grunzweig noted: “I can’t remember the last time I saw a piece of malware that targeted Point of Sale systems that had a nice C&C structure to it.”
Bank Fraud had evolved to a billion dollar industry world wide and Dexter is just another example of how attackers are choosing the targets with the most lucrative cyber bounty.